Sunday, March 18, 2012

Food Machinery Corporation's Central Research Department

And just in case there's another reader out there who's (1) unnaturally interested in the canning industry, (2) stuck in bed with some nasty cold, and (3) run through every bit of bad TV in the Netflix queue, go check out Colleen Dunlavy's honors history thesis from Berkeley in 1980: Food Machinery Corporation's Central Research Department: A Study of Research and Development 1942-1954.

I didn't know, but I'm not surprised, to learn that the FMC rotary sterilizers and other expensive canning equipment was often leased, not sold. Check out the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' mechanical engineering landmark article to learn more about why rotary sterilizers are remarkably cool.

1 comment:

  1. Disabling comments because this post seems to attract spammers like crazy... if you've got comments or history details you want to share about FMC, feel free to e-mail me directly.